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The History of Camo Clothing

Learn how camo clothing has evolved throughout the years with Blain’s Farm & Fleet.

One of the most crucial pieces of hunting equipment is camo clothing. When you’re out on the hunt, camo clothing can keep your concealed from your target. While camo serves its purpose in the world of hunting, it has a long history in other aspects, too.

Camo in the Military

the history of camo clothing
Camouflage clothing and camo gear we know today originated in the military and moved into the world of hunting.

Camouflage was introduced in the U.S. Military during World War I, with trench and aerial warfare. The U.S. Army started to develop concepts of hiding military vehicles and equipment with camouflage that blended into their surroundings. It wasn’t until World War II where soldiers began wearing camouflage uniforms.

Artists and naturalists initially contributed in creating camo patterns. As time went on, neuroscientists and psychologists used algorithms to study how the human eye sees and detects objects to make complex camo patterns. As camouflage was used in the military, hunters started to use it, too.

Camo in Hunting

When it comes to hunting camo, there’s a lot of choices. It all comes down to picking the pattern that matches your hunting environment. We break down the different patterns into three categories.

Grass and Leaf – When you think of cam, grass and leaf camo is what usually comes to mind. Whether you’re hunting waterfowl in the marshland, or you’re stalking a whitetail in the woods, there’s a pattern to match. It’s important to research your hunting area before buying your camo gear.

Snow – Snow camouflage is designed for hunting in snow covered areas. It typically consists of whites and grays. Some patterns also come with branch and leaf graphics for better concealment.

Blaze Orange – Blaze orange camouflage can be used for firearms hunting, where blaze orange is required. However, blaze orange requirements vary by state. In some states, blaze orange camo doesn’t meet the requirement because it’s not solid blaze orange.

At Blain’s Farm & Fleet, we have the hunting and camo gear you need for all your hunting trips. From camo jackets to pants to boots, you’ll find the camouflage clothes to keep you covered. Plus, you can also choose from our wide selection of hunting equipment. Visit our hunting blog for more tips on hunting clothes and hunting equipment.

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